Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!

Two weeks before its official release, my novel, Ivory Tower, is #1 on the fiction chart in Oklahoma, according to The Daily Oklahoman. That photo is a screenshot of the online edition. I’m so excited! First of all, thank you to everyone who has bought …

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Authors – don't forget local press coverage!

In the world of social media and the coveted NYT book review, I urge you not to forget about promoting your book through local media. Not only do Americans get a majority of their news from local sources–TV, newspapers, magazines–but research shows that they trust …

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Ivory Tower book launch tonight!

The launch event for my latest novel, Ivory Tower, is tonight at 7pm in the new literary hotspot of the globe, Tulsa, Oklahoma! Hosted by Magic City Books and its Executive Director, Jeff Martin, the evening will feature me reading an excerpt from the novel, …

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Writing as a Business, pt 2

Celebrating Milestones As I always remind remind writers (and myself), you have to celebrate milestones, no matter how small, because you never know when they will come around again, if at all. The milestone I am celebrating is recouping the cost of my first 100 …

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Buy books this Small Business Saturday!

This local shopping Saturday, try buying gifts from independent authors like me. My novel is 5% off, and I’ll cover domestic shipping and tax. Get a copy from me before it’s available anywhere else! Click here to buy entertaining fiction and support a small business!

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Advance copies are here!

It’s such a cliche–the photo of author’s copies when the box arrives–but I can’t help it. It’s such a great feeling! Thanks to Nick at Atmosphere Press, these copies of my novel look great and are ready to go. Now, I’ve got to move them. …

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The “Blurb” – A Writer’s Marketing Journey, pt 6

Everyone knows the ‘blurb,’ aka the quote usually on the back cover of a book that tells readers what’s go great about this particular book and why they should read it. But not every wrier may know how important and useful blurbs are. What is …

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Author’s Marketing Journey, pt. 5 – Website Building

I spent the entirety of my ‘Marketing Monday’ working on my website: grantmatthewjenkins.com. Most authors, particularly novelists, have them these days, and a website is an essential part of any marketing plan whether your are rep’d or self-published. Where do you start? For my website, …

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